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General Information

Full Name Marie Rickert
Languages German (C2), English (C2), Dutch (C1), French (B2); Arabic (B1/2)

Research Areas

  • I am a linguistic anthropologist specializing in linguistic diversity. Grounded in the intersection of language and culture, I research social interaction as mediated by and simultaneously producing experiences, identifications, and ideologies. My work is foremost concerned with the daily co-creation of meaning in different educational settings in the Netherlands on a wider scale and the German-Dutch border area on a more local scale.


  • 2020 - Now
    Maastricht University | Department of Literature and Arts | The Netherlands & University of Münster | Institute of Dutch Philology| Germany (double degree) – Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology | Germany
    • My PhD project focuses on children’s and teachers’ participation in language practices in in linguistically diverse Early Childcare and Education on both sides of the German-Dutch border.
  • 2018 - 2019
    University of Amsterdam | Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences| The Netherlands
    • MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology
    • Thesis titled “The threshold of Second Language Acquisition. Migrant’s liminal experiences of learning Dutch” under the supervision of Dr. Vincent de Rooij
  • 2014 - 2017
    University of Bremen | Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research | Germany
    • B.A. Major Cultural Studies & Minor Educational Sciences, cum laude
    • Thesis titled “Everyday practices of translingual agency. An empirical anthropological analysis of French speaking migrants.”
  • 2005 - 2013
    St. Georg Gymnasium Bocholt | Germany

Academic Positions

  • 02/20 - now
    PhD candidate | Maastricht University, Department of Literature and Arts | The Netherlands
    • Project - “Shaping participation - Children’s and Teachers’ Language Practices in Linguistically Diverse Early Childhood Education and Care”
    • Supervisors - Prof. Leonie Cornips, Prof. Gunther De Vogelaer, Dr. Christine Arnold
    • Funding - European Commission’s Marie-Curie COFUND program in the scope of the LIMES project.
  • 12/22 - now
    Guest researcher | KNAW Humanities Cluster | NL lab | The Netherlands
    • Preparation of a personal grant proposal with the preliminary title “Emotions in the Dutch as Second Language Classroom, Newcomers’ affective engagements during Language Learning”
    • Research Dissemination
  • 09/21 – 02/22
    Visiting Scholar| University of Münster | Institute of Dutch Philology | Germany
    • Visiting Scholar
    • Course Development and Teaching

Scholarships & Grants

  • 2022
    Research Valorization Fund, Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | The Netherlands
    • Creation of a children’s book as research dissemination
  • 2021
    DIA-Stipend, Duitslanddesk
    • Fieldwork in a kindergarten in Germany
  • 01-04/2019
    Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarship for Peace and Diplomacy
    • Full stipend for full time Arabic classes at Qalam wa Lahw Centre, Rabat, Morocco
  • 2015/2019
    German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
    • Full student scholarship
  • 2015
    Zis Stiftung für Studienreisen
    • Research trip “Bilingualism in Brussels”